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Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016
This my first hard sided carry on bag, and I have been very pleased with this bag. Here are some observations...
- Build quality: The bag seems to be well built with the exception of the handle. It is very loose and has a lot of play when extended. I have not had any problems with the functionality of the handle so far, but I guess time will tell if it holds up. Otherwise, the bag seems to be quite sturdy.
- Size: I was a little concerned that the carry-on would be too large to take on a plane as a carry on, but since getting the bag I have flown on several international flights with Delta and American Air, and have not had any problems at all, in fact it actually appears to be smaller than many of the carry on bags that other people bring.
- Capacity: When folded and rolled together tightly I am able to fit about 6 pairs of jeans and 10-12 shirts in the carry on. One side of the carry on has an elastic "seat-belt" that snaps together to hold the clothes in place while the other side has a panel that zips closed entirely to prevent clothes from falling all over the place when the carry on is opened.
I have been very pleased with all aspects of this bag with the exception of the handle. I would definitely recommend it for purchase.
So on approximately my fourth international trip after the purchase of this bag my fears regarding the durability of the handle were confirmed. The handle came apart on during normal use on one of my trips and one of the internal parts that allowed the handle to expand and collapse was lost. I was able to jurry-rig something together so that the handle functions again, but I will be watching the handle very closely to make sure that doesn't happen again.
I have dropped my rating to three star s from my original four as the bag has otherwise held up well and still looks good. If you do decide that this bag is the right value for you make sure that you check the handle often so you don't get stuck in an airport with a handle that doesn't work.